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|George F. Wright|
Courtesy of granddaughter,
Barbara A. Wright
|Born||July 9, 1880|
|Died||June 6, 1958 (age 77) |
|Resting place||Washingtonville Cemetery, Ohio|
Raised in Salem, Ohio, his love of magic started at the age of nine by a casual passerby doing a coin trick, then again at 12 by a visit to the county fair when he purchased a magic book a dime. After joining a circus, a side show magician fostered his love of the art.
Wright lived in the Reading, Ohio area (a Cincinnati suburb), from the late 1930 until the 1950s.
He spent a year as national organizer for the International Brotherhood of Magicians, and while active on committees was detailed to conduct an investigation into spiritualism.
Wright died at the nursing home June 6, 1958 of Bronchopneumonia, arteriosclerotic heart disease, and generalized arteriosclerosis.